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Clinical Psychology Programs

Our Clinical Psychology programs are designed to prepare practitioner-scholars whose scientific, theoretical and practical foundations enable them to meet the challenges of the diverse settings, populations and communities in which they serve.

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Personal and Professional Preparation

The Illinois School of Professional Psychology (ISPP) at Argosy University, Schaumburg is located just northwest of Chicago in the charming community of Schaumburg. In our Master of Arts (MA) and Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology programs, we’ve cultivated a collaborative academic environment, led by a faculty with nationally recognized scholars who encourage your development both as a person and as a professional.

American Psychological Association

The Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology Program at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Schaumburg is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (APA). Questions related to the program’s accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation: Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation, American Psychological Association, 750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002 Phone: (202) 336-5979 / E-mail: apaaccred@apa.org Web: www.apa.org/ed/accreditation.

Training Sites

In 2012, we established the Northwest Suburban Internship Consortium, which is exclusively for our students and holds membership status with the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC).

In addition, our approved training sites include:

  • State mental health facilities
  • Out-patient clinics
  • Private and community hospitals and psychiatric units
  • Chemical dependence treatment programs
  • University counseling centers
  • VA organizations
  • Schools
  • Women's shelters
  • Treatment centers for developmental, emotional or behavioral disorders; and specialized programs in neuropsychology, forensics, eating disorders, rehabilitation, and other areas.

Highlights

Argosy University, Schaumburg Hosts Community Mental Health Awareness Fair
Argosy University, Schaumburg Hosts Community Mental Health Awareness Fair

Argosy University, Schaumburg recently hosted a Community Mental Health Awareness Fair in partnership with the non-profit Center for Health Services. Event attendees received complimentary mental health screenings for depression, anxiety, traumatic stress, and drugs/alcohol.
 
Students from the Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology program at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Schaumburg volunteered to do various presentations at the fair. Students working toward a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling also volunteered to give mental health screenings.

Local professionals, students, and parents took advantage of the complimentary mental health screenings, workshops, and continuing education opportunities.
There were also 19 vendors at the event.


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Kelli Johnson appointed to positions within National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology
Kelli Johnson appointed to positions within National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology

Dr. Kelli Johnson, director of clinical training in the clinical psychology doctoral program at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Schaumburg, has been appointed:

  • Chair of the Ethnic and Racial Diversity Committee of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology (NCSPP)
  • Chair of the Planning Committee of NCSPP
  • NCSPP’s liaison to the American Psychological Association’s Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs

Johnson earned her doctorate in counseling psychology from the University of Miami (FL), and completed her internship and postdoctoral residency at the University Counseling Center at Florida State University, where she went on to become a member of the staff following licensure, specializing in work with students of color and marginalized populations. She also was concurrently an adjunct faculty member at Florida A&M University and Tallahassee Community College.

More recently, Dr. Johnson served assistant director and later, as interim director of training at the counseling center at The University of Illinois at Chicago, where she was responsible for the coordination and administration of the advanced therapy externship and American Psychological Association-accredited pre-doctoral Internship, respectively.

Her professional presentations have focused on issues relevant to women and work, and most recently, on multicultural competence in the supervisory triad. She is licensed as a psychologist in Illinois and Florida (retired), and maintains a small private practice in Chicago. Her clinical interests include multicultural/diversity issues, social justice in psychology, professional identity development, and training and supervision.

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Dementia: Current Trends in Research & Treatment Presentation
Dementia: Current Trends in Research & Treatment Presentation

Dr. Cameron C. Brewer, program dean for the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Schaumburg (ISPP, Schaumburg), recently presented on “Dementia: Current Trends in Research & Treatment.” The lecture, open to the public and offered at no charge, was held on January 21, 2017 at ISPP, located at 1000 North Plaza Drive, Suite 324 in Schaumburg, IL.

In addition to his work as program dean, Brewer coordinates the program’s neuropsychology concentration and teaches courses in neuroanatomy, neuropathology, neuropsychological assessment, and forensic neuropsychology.

As a practicing neuropsychologist, Dr. Brewer has worked with numerous patients across the life span and a wide range of clinical presentations that have included traumatic brain injury, epilepsy, dementia, vascular disorders, developmental disorders, infectious disease, and co-occurring psychological conditions (e.g., depression, personality disorders).

Dr. Brewer also holds a MLitt research degree in cognitive neuroscience from the University of Glasgow, United Kingdom, where he applied event-related potentials to an investigation of word recognition. While pursuing his doctoral work at The University of Montana, he was a two-time recipient of the Dr. and Mrs. Morton D. Greenberger Award for his research focus in medical psychology. His research collaborations in neuroimaging, neurolinguistics, and test validity have appeared in Brain, Psychological Science, and in Lezak’s Neuropsychological Assessment.

 

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Dr. Robert Eme Published in Symbiosis Online Journal
Dr. Robert Eme Published in Symbiosis Online Journal

Robert Eme, PhD, Professor of Clinical Psychology, the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Schaumburg recently published a review article entitled “Trait Impulsivity A Genetic Liability for Criminality.” The article appears in the the Symbiosis online journal.

 

The article focuses on two recent comprehensive reviews and meta-analyses showing that Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is a substantial long-term risk factor for criminality. The analysis showed a number of possible explanations for this finding, including shared genetic liability. Dr. Eme’s paper reviews the research as a major model in developmental psychopathology for the development of antisocial behavior.

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